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will nominate his chief of staff jack lew as the next treasury secretary a little more than two hours from now. connell: joining us now is from the "wall street journal." >> he will be directing economic policy for the president and he's a long-time washington insider. he worked for tip o'neil. he worked for bill clinton. he's worked on the budget for president obama. [talking over each other] >> there is a revolving door there. he did go in 09 and he came out with a lot of money despite the fact that citi bank was limping along and had to be helped out by the government. dagen: when he worked just as one example in the clinton administration he was considered reasonable but not now. why? >> i think the big part of it is how he performed when he worked for president obama in the first term. but it's also i think most people expect him to be very much like an alter ego of the president. he subscribes to the ideas that the president has, that the big problem in this country is not how to create wealth, but how to redistribute it. that's really our challenge. just have to figure out how to get th
some on capitol hill. correspondent shannon bream on the nomination of jack lew. >> i cannot think of a better person to continue tim's work at treasury than jack lew. >> reporter: president obama nominating a new man to head the treasury department but signaling plans to continue with the fiscal policy the administration relied on in the first term. white house says lew has a keen understanding of domestic and international issues that impact the u.s. economy and point to the track record. >> under president clinton he presided over three budget surpluses in a row. with the talk of deficit reduction, making sure the boog are balanced this is the guy who did it. three times. >> reporter: republican opponent, senator jeff sessions chief among them say jack lew is the wrong man for the job and without then house speaker newt gingrich refusing to allow more government spending the budget achievements would never have happened. sessions without qualification, accuses lew of lying to congress when testifying about the president's fiscal policy and plans. >> he is consistently and delibe
voice vowing to block jack lew, coming up we'll have an opportunity to speak with bernie sanders liberal leaning independent who says lew is wrong for america's middle tax. >>> john boehner inviting president obama to deliver the state of the u.n. i don't address to the joint congress february the 12th. a couple of weeks away. >>> president obama is meetinging with afghanistan president hamid karzai at the white house. how many u.s. troops should stay in afghanistan after 2014, if any at all. we'll talk more about that. >>> plus, the flu, now widespread in nearly all 50 states and even if you did not get vaccinated. there's a chance you could still get sick? we'll bring you the details. >>> the big question of you, do you think the hollywood and gaming industry will be as on stin at as the nra when it comes to finding solutions to gun violence? sometimes what we suffer from is bigger than we think ... like the flu. with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. pr
it official and nominates jack lew for treasury secretary. but, he received a quote obscene million dollar bonus as his boss obama would put it while working at citibank which got bailed out to the tune of $45 billion. is that part of the jack lew story that's going to make him toxic in his confirmation hearings? >>> and we go out to san diego where the family of the late nfl star junior learned he had a brain disease when he committed suicide. did football kill him? >>> and back to hollywood, my favorite movie of the year "lincoln" gets the lion share of oscar nominations. this is a fabulous film about government dysfunction and how abe lincoln solved it then. can we learn something about it now? the "kudlow report" begins right now. >>> first up this evening, call it the d.c. gun show. all the major gun players meeting with vice president joe biden and attorney general eric holder. cnbc's own eamon javers joins us now with all the details. good evening, eamon. >> good evening, larry. well, even as the vice president was holding a meeting in the white house complex today about gun control
regulations later today. >>> president obama is picking jack lew as his next secretary treasury. he could face a tough confirmation battle. >> as a number cruncher, jack lew's resume is solid. and by all indications, he has proved himself again and again to the president. >> over the past more than quarter of a century jack lew has been an integral part of some of the most important budgetary, financial and fiscal agreements in washington. >> one agreement he may not want to take credit for though, is the now despised fiscal cliff. according to the washington post, lew was the architect of those threatening across the board spending cuts that drove congress to the brink. and some republicans say he hasn't been honest about debts and deficits. >> i would rate it as a bumpy confirmation process. the american people need to know the secretary of treasury will tell them the truth about the financial conditions of this country. >> democrats see lew as someone who will go toe to toe with republicans. >> even though he has attended some republicans by his behavior and the negotiations, the president
daily run-down." >> president obama makes his pick for the top spot at treasury. is jack lew ready for a full-blown fight over the debt ceiling in his first month on the job? pocket change. you heard about this idea. the trillion dollar coin to handle the debt ceiling. well, today we will tell you where it all started and whether or not it is really something president obama might use. they won't rule it out important some reason. and back to the future. the gun debate of 1994 had many lessons for the fight unfolding today. what can president obama learn from president clinton's success? good morning from washington. thursday, january 10, 2013. this is "the daily run-down." i'm chuck todd. let's get to my first read of the morning. this afternoon president obama will formally name his chief of staff, jack lew, to replace treasury secretary tim geithner. a sign the white house expects a big fight over the federal budget lew is the safe pick. he has been confirmed twice by the senate before. just in this administration. if confirmed in time, he can face his first test next month over
decided to nominate his current white house chief of staff, jack lew to secede timothy geithner. gloria, do we expect any serious opposition? >> well, there are going to be republicans who oppose him. senator sessions, the ranching republican on the budget committee came out and said he would not support jack lew. >> because? >> because of his testimony before the deficit committee and that the budget could be reduced. he said that's evidence that jack lew should not be confirmed. particularly on these fiscal matters, he did run the office of budget during the debt ceiling negotiations and i remember from covering those debt ceiling noish ags that republicans didn't like him very much, wolf. some of them said to me that jack lew kept moving the goal posts on them. yes, there will be opposition. for chuck hagel, no. i believe in the end jack lew will get confirmed. but i'll tell you this, the reason the white house put off the announcement of jack lew until tomorrow is because of the fiscal cliff. they didn't want it to get involved in the negotiations for the fiscal cliff. they felt tha
made by the financial crisis and the housing industry. this comes as jack lew will become the next person to be nominated into that position. we want to talk to you about timothy geithner, his legacy, his time served as the treasury secretary, and your thoughts on what he has done or not done depending on your opinion. here is how you can join us this morning. you can give us a call -- if you want to send us a twet -- @cspanwj facebook.com/cspan this is how "the new york times"highlights some of his accomplishments. it says here -- that is "the new york times." prefers to 45, your thoughts on timothy geithner as the secretary treasury. -- for the first 45 minutes, your thoughts on timothy geithner as secretary treasury. more from "the new york times." they continue to write that housing is another area his leadership has been criticized. one more bit from "the new york times." although he is mostly known for his work in the financial crisis, he is also the same minister. to europe and the debt crisis and spending hundreds of hours working. that is a bit from "the new york times." j
for the second term. this afternoon, he'll announce that white house chief of staff, jack lew, is his pick for treasury secretary. that means for the first time in years, all of the premier cabinet positions will be covered by money. jon karl is covering the shuffle in the white house. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. some critics aring le inlooking emerging second-term cabinet and wondering, where are the women? today, jack lew for treasury secretary. earlier this week, chuck hagel for defense. and john brennan for cia. and before that, john kerry for secretary of state. four top appointments since the election. four men. and then, this. "the new york times" published the white house photograph wednesday, showing the president speaking with top advisers in the oval office. ten people visible, all men. and late wednesday, labor secretary, hilda solis announced e's leaving. the third woman in the cabinet heading for the exits. all this prompted "washington post" columnist, ruth marcus, to quip, it's "mad men" goes to washington, except peggy's leaving. >> it's time for
that guns protect citizens. >> president obama's cabinet shuffle continued today when he nominated jack lew for treasury secretary. he will have to hit the ground running. the nation is society to hit the borrowing limit at the end of january. the president insists lew is ready. >> having lew on your team is the equivalent of a culture to have the luxury of putting anyone in a position and knowing he will do well. >> president obama considered resending the nomination after seeing lew's signature which would be on all currency if confirmed. rick santorum is launching a campaign to defeat the nomination of rick hagel. he says hagel "antiisrael pro iran mindset makes him unqualified for the pentagon job." president obama nominated hagel on monday. >> we're now learning that it sequestration could mean a month-long furlough for civilian employees at the military. the plan requires $45 billion in budget cuts including a 15% cut in payroll. the pentagon says they are studying other options. >> the race is on for a new location for the f.b.i. political l
. today president obama will nominate jack lew for treasury secretary. currently the chief of staff steps into the job at a very critical time. his experience as an administration insider and budget grew will be quickly put to the test. -- budget guru will quickly be put to the test. lawmakers me to address the automatic spending cuts they put off in order toch a last- minute fiscal cliff deal. lew may be getting a lot of attention for this his signature that will soon be put on newly-printed money. >> are you working on his signature? >> not that i am aware of. >> this is also drawing criticism. for the first time in years, all the cabinet positions will be held by men. john brennan at the cia and john kerry secretary of state. "the new york times" published this photograph yesterday. only men are visible. the white house fired back. >> women serve a key position and policy here as they do in the administration. overall 43% of his appointees have been women, including two high-profile supreme court justices. >> as the gun control debate heats up, price -- vice- president joe biden said t
is expected to announce jack lew as his choice to be the next treasury secretary. there is no word officially on the appointment yet, but sources say the president will likely nominate him as early as tomorrow. he has exper both the public and private sector and is the current white house chief of staff. >> hillary clinton is speaking out for the first time since returning to work this week. today she talked about her plans for the time she has left in office. >> i am very much looking forward to doing everything we can the last few weeks to resolve and finish up wherever possible and then to have a very smooth, seamless transition to senator kerry to continue the work. >> secretary clinton was released from a new york hospital last week after treatment for a blood clot. she suffered a concussion after a fall in early december. labor secretary hilda solis announced that she will not be staying on for another four years. she announced her resignation to president obama just this afternoon. she said she made the decision after discussing it with her family and friends. the white house released
to seek reelection. president obama has tapped his chief of staff jack lew for treasury secretary. if confirmed, he would replace timothy geithner. >> it is a less controversial move then chuck hegel, but he does face tough critics. sally has more from washington. >> the president says that jack lew has built a reputation as a master of policy and that someone who can work with members of both parties. the president made the announcement this afternoon. lew served as the chief of staff and in the office of the management and budget. in the clinton administration, he also served in the office of management and budget. >> i trust his judgment. i know few people with greater integrity. >> if confirmed, i will work with the people in the treasury who have legendary skill and knowledge. >> lew would take the helm of a tough time as the nation faces battles over the debt limit and cutting spending. and the nomination is drawing criticism from senate republicans who are questioning lew's commitment to cutting spending and getting the nation's fiscal house in order. >> all right, thank yo
: this could be a battle, a battle over the president's nomination for jack lew as treasury secretary. republican senator jeff sessions has become the first senator that vows to vote no on that nomination. white house spokesman jay carney with this comment just yesterday that got some attention about our out of control debt. >> most importantly, because deficit reduction is not a goal, a worthy goal unto itself this is all about making our economy stronger and making it more productive and allowing it to create even more jobs. i mean that is the most important thing when it comes to economic policy as far as the president's concerned. bill: okay. steve hayes, senior writer, "weekly standard", fox news contributor. interesting comment i think at a minimum. specifically on senator sessions, strong words. lew must never be treasury secretary. he calls outrage just testimony, testimony that he doctors false, that lew gave to the senate budget committee two years ago. there is baseline of information we need to share first of all. what is that about the testimony? >> well, i think the thin
obama tapped jack lew to be the next secretary of the treasury. lew, a man i believe of good and strong values, currently is the president's white house chief of staff. before that he was director of the office of management and budget. the president urged congress to confirm him quickly. >> jack has my complete trust. i know i'm not alone in that. in the words of one former senator, having lew on your team is the equivalent as a coach of having the luxury of putting somebody at almost any position and knowing he will do well, and i could not agree more. >> that man standing there, jack lew, looks exactly the same when he was 25 years old working next to me in tip o'neill's office, exactly the same. i don't believe it. lew's nomination signals the president is putting on the upcoming budget battles with congress. we'll be right back. for over 60,000 california foster children, nights can feel long and lonely. i miss my sister. i miss my old school. i miss my room. i don't want special treatment. i just wanna feel normal. to help, sleep train is collecting pajamas for foster children, bi
to search a rob location and da date. >>> he named his chief of staff to -- jack lew served as budget director under president obama and president clinton, but it's lew's handwriting that's getting all the attention. the president even joked about lew's unusual signature. >> i had never noticed jack's signature, and when this was highlighted yesterday in the press, i considered rescinding -- [ laughter ] -- my offer to appoint him. jack assures me he is going to work to make at least one letter legible in order not to debase our currency. [ laughter ] >> start practicing. jack lew must be confirmed by the senate. >>> president obama plans to be sworn in with a bible belonging to the reverend martin luther king jr. the inauguration falls on the observance of king's birthday. the president will also be using a bible from president lincoln, and one that belonged to the grandmother of the first lady. >>> about 800,000 people are expected to be at the inauguration. 800,000. that means bigger crowds for d.c.'s metro system. >> sure does. adam tuesday found out today what metro plans to do t
the presidential cabinet. this afternoon, president obama will nominate jack lew secede timothy geithner as secretary. he's currently the white house chief of staff and budget director. he will be nominated at 1:30 this afternoon and we'll stream it live on nbcwashington.com. don't miss it. >>> talk about funny money, cash may look loopy if lew is confirmed. doesn't this look like a scribble? it's his signature. the treasury secretary's signature appears on all printed money so these loops may pop up on fives, tens and 20's. outgoing treasury secretary timothy geithner's signature improved greatly when he took office. >>> the president is also now looking for a new labor secretary. hilda solace resigned yes and will likely return to california and run for a seat on the los angeles county board of supervisors. three say they'll stay on, attorney general eric holder health & human services secretary kathleen sebelius. look closely at president obama when he takes the oath of office during his second inauguration. you'll notice he'll have his hand on two bibles. one was used by abraham linc
very good progress on key issues. >>> reaction to jack lew's nomination is predictably falling along party lines. most agree lew will be confirmed by the senate. president obama officially nominated him yesterday. he's currently chief of staff. he said he trust lew's friendship and values his judgment. we'll take a quick barack. >>> coming up on the "morning news," life follows art. a snake on a plane clings to a wing on a two-hour flight. we'll find out if there ooh's a hollywood ending when we come back on the "morning news." people don't realize that taxes and health care are connected. the affordable care act means big changes this year... when you file your taxes. i read the whole 900 pages. it literally took me weeks. i will give you a tax and health care review. i know the law. i have the solution... and i can help you figure it out. we're going to see this through together. capella university understands bright students are getting lost in the shuffle. need. and administration's work gets more complex every year. when you look at these issues, do you see problems or opportuni
done and another debt ceiling site on the horizon. the white house chief of staff jack lew is the front runner now to succeed him. >> secretary of state clinton is ready to get back to work after three days in a hospital. her spokesman says she will be back on the job next week. she was treated for blood clot she suffered on sunday that stemmed from a concussion and she suffered a last month when she fell. >> the house and senate will convene a joint session of congress today and to count electoral ballots from the presidential election. a federal judge in california rejected a challenge by birthers in their latest attempt to overturn the presidency of president obama. the judge rejected a request to allow a florida man to testify about alleged inconsistencies and the typeface on the birth certificate? that the president released. the presidential inaugural committee has launched an online store. a retail store will open later this month at 1165 f street in northwest. they offer official member billion including mugs, t- shirts, blankets. for a link to the online store wjla.com. along a
ceiling. white house chief of staff jack lew is considered the front runner to take over geithner's job. >>> there was plenty of sun today, but we'd like to replace some of that cold with warmth. any chance of that happening, top? >> not really, but at least it's not record setting cold. we're finally kind of where we should be this time of year. we're looking at temperatures on the average side. temps right now are falling like a stone, 33 downtown, 27 in frederick and manassas and 29 in andrews. that's before the wind chill. we'll come back and talk about the wind chill, but for tonight clear, breezy and cold, a two to three blanket night, low temperatures in the 20s. we'll come back, talk about how cold it's going to be tomorrow with the wind and look ahead to playoff sunday. >>> in the 9 news update justin wolfe did not walk out of prison today even though his family was there and they were all hoping for him to get out. wolfe spent more than a decade behind bars convicted of hiring a man to kill a drug dealer in northern virginia, but in 2011 the case was overturned after a key wit
. >> that is president obama talking about his new treasury secretary. president obama introduced him nominee jack lew. he served as white house chief of staff. he has experience working on balancing budgets during the clinton an illustration. he will replace treasury secretary timothy geithner our who led the department to the economic turmoil of the first term. investigating emergency 911 calls during last june. pretty harsh words tonight. verizon and other phone carriers. the federal communication commission says large scale 911 outages occurred because the company did not follow their own safety procedures. four states lost their 911 service. they are calling for backup power plants and audits of the 911 circuits. now, a fairfax county team who is battling brain cancer received a super surprise, a trip to the super bowl. that is in new orleans. this story tonight, he was there when a young man who tends the high school found out about the surprise. >> these are the shirts folks were wearing. what they did not know is there was much more to this gathering. >> the domino toppings were the same and s
to nominate jack lew for treasury secretary today, so is this signature coming to a dollar bill near you today? january 10th, 2013. >>> good morning, welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm in more matt this morning. this case is pretty serious. nine states, health officials reporting a real problem in massachusetts. >> that's right. at least 18 flu related deaths so far. 700 confirmed cases in boston alone. hospitals are overrun with people complaining with flu-like symptoms coast-to-coast. we'll get the latest in a report straight ahead. and carl, after confess iing to all of us, only matt received his flu shot. we're going to do something. we're going to get a flu shot. >> i'm already thinking which arm to roll up. >> roll up that sleeve. i wore short sleeves on purpose. >>> joe biden comes face to face with members of the nra today. at the white house with details. >>> surprising punishments of some distracted drivers involved in deadly crashes are now getting, why are some of these sentences just so light. >> savannah, as you get set to head to the golden
position and knowing he will do well. >> but right on cue, here comes the republican outrage. jack lew must never become the secretary to the president. >> i've got a news flash for republicans. that's called being chief of staff. of course jack lew served the president. of course he's in the inner circle. that was his job. he was chief of staff. but this is now the gop's default reaction. opposed to everything the president does, no matter what it is. joining me now is joan walsh, editor at large of salon.com and former pennsylvania governor ed rendell now an nbc news analyst. thank you both for being here tonight. >> thank you, reverend al. >> governor, is this the best the gop's got? just don't do whatever? is the strategy going to succeed? >> first of all, it's pathetic. the american people understand traditionally, a president gets to the point he thinks the people will best serve him in the country. the only way they should be confirmed is if there's something in their background that's criminal. something in their background that's irresponsible. but jaek lew has been a good public s
for the frying pan tonight. >> cenk: jack lew. >> jennifer: oh, i see you're going to fry him. he's not a guest. >> cenk: no. >> jennifer: cenk, cenk, cenk, honestly he's good guy. >> cenk: we're going to talk to william black one of the regulators on the s & l crisis. he thinks jack lew having worked for the banks is a significant issue. we'll talk about that. i want to talk about progressive victories as well, and victory after victory is the gay rights groups, which is great. they had an anti-gay pass taken out of the inauguration. how did they do it? i think a lot of progressives can learn from the gay rights movement. and then the press conference on guns control was interrupted by a gun shooting. >> jennifer: yes, i'm interested in the pastor who was pulled out. it's interesting how it was phrased, he decided to pull himself out but there is a lot going on behind the scenes and that's what you're looking at. >> cenk: absolutely. anyone who withdraws oh, i didn't want to cause a distraction, but normally it's the progressives who is withdrawing. how do progressives get that victory? we hav
's not any one of these appointments you could look at and say well, that didn't make sense. jack lew makes sense at treasury. it made sense to replace peter orszag, gene spurling and then austin goolsby with allen krueger. you have to wonder, can it really be the case that this white house, after four very difficult years in which people are very tired, in which they're very burnt out, in which they've been worn down by endless battles with the republicans, and in which the sort of natural dynamics of group thinking in a tightly knit administration have taken over, can it really be the case if they can benefit from bringing in new people with new voices and new experiences and a fresh perspective? a lot of people i talk to, some of them former members of the administration, think at this point that it is a big problem, that at this point the president needs to get out of his comfort zone in some of these appointments particularly on the economics side and bring in folks with a new perspective. yet that's balanced by the fact that they don't think jack lew is a bad guy or going to be a bad
will go to the ap. >> it has been widely reported that jack lew was the president's choice for commerce secretary. -- treasury secretary. [inaudible] >> let me say two things. i do not make cabinet level presences. the president does. i will not get ahead of the president. when he is ready to make an announcement about his next treasury secretary, he will make an announcement. secondly i would say jack lew has been and continues to be an extremely valuable adviser to the president. over the quarter of a century he has been an integral part of some of the most important budgetary, financial and fiscal agreements in washington. he was there when social security was reformed, he was there when tax reform passed at the table. in the 1980's. he was the cabinet level director of omb for president clinton. when our budget was balanced for the first time in a generation. he served as deputy secretary of state. he has served as omb director, overseeing some important agreements and planning a major role in achieving them. that was for more than a year. he's been a very capable chief of staff. i
for treasury secretary. the president expected to nominate jack lew to fill that key post. lew is currently the white house chief of staff. he's also served as white house budget director for presidents obama and clinton. if he's confirmed, he would succeed timothy geithner at the treasury department. >>> the president also looking for a new labor secretary. hilda solis resigned yesterday. she will likely return to her home of california and run for a seat on the los angeles county board of supervisors. three cabinet members say that they will stay on the job for the president's second term. attorney general eric holder, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius, and veterans affairs secretary eric shenski. >>> five militant are dead in the fifth drone attack of the new year in pakistan. intelligence sources say the drone fired four missiles at a house near the pakistan/afghanistan border. several people were also injured. about 40 militants have been killed in strikes in the north waziristan tribal region since the new year, including a senior al qaeda commander. >>> afghan pre
that jack lew will be nominated as the next treasury secretary. the president will make the official announcement at 1:30 this afternoon in the east room of the white house. 57-year-old lew served as budget director and chief of chief of staff under two administrations. according to "the new york daily news," if the con virmz is confirmed by lawmakers, he'll be the first graduate of new york public schools to be the top officer. secretary of state geithner is also expected at the announcement. at the live desk, news4. >>> president obama still has cabinet holes to fill, as well. labor secretary hilda solis submitted her resignation yesterday. she says she decided not to return after talking with her family and close friends. president obama calls her a tireless champion for working families. >>> gun rights advocates will make their vases heard this morning in a -- voices heard this morning in a meeting with joe biden's gun-control task force. the nra, other gun-control groups, and sportsmen head to the white house today. walmart, the largest gun retailer, will be there. yesterday the
the one that's got the toughest road, i think there's criticism of jack lew and john brennan, but also i think especially for chuck hagel as secretary of defense. interestingly enough, he was a former republican senator, and i think he thought he'd get bipartisan support. hagel didn't make a lot of friends among republicans because he was well to the left of them on a lot of foreign policy issues. opposed the troop surge in iraq, and opposed get tough measures against iran. a lot of leading republican senators don't like him. and some top democrats who are at least on the fence about him, because he took -- he made a statement about gays that they didn't like several years back. and also he has not been an unquestioned supporter for israel. i think hagel has the toughest road to go. we'll be talking to two key senators about that and the fight over gun control, which is starting to pick up in the capital. kelly ayotte, rising republican star, and senator from connecticut, blumenthal. >> looks like john kerry is the one that might sail through easier than the other two? >> i think kerry w
. >>> finally, the late night comedians weigh in on jack lew getting nominated for secretary of the treasury. well, mostly his signature. >> there are big problems with this guy. >> many republicans really just don't get along with this guy. they don't agree with his philosophy. they think he's really hard to deal with in negotiations. >> no, no, no, jimmy, none of that, no, jimmy, no. no, we're talking about the big problem. >> there is jack lew's signature. we could have a pretty ugly signature on our dollar bill. >> our money should have nothing ridiculous on it, just old men in wigs and pyramids with eyes. i even, is this even a signature or did he start drawing charlie brown and give up after the hair? >> hey, lew, here is a tip, stop signing all your checks on the tea cup ride at disney world. the only way that you're allowed to have that as your signature is if your name is boing. >>> up next, president obama meets with afghan president hamid karzai at the white house and one thing is clear, we're getting out of afghanistan and we're getting out sooner rather than later. and you're wa
to nominate his chief of staff jack lew to be the secretary of treasury. lieu was the director of the office of management and budget during the clinton administration. back then he helped negotiate a balanced budget deal with congress. if confirmed lew will replace timothy geithner. and labor secretary hilda solis announced she is resigning. she's expected to return to california. she's running for board on the county board of supervisors. three are staying on. eric holder, kathleen sebelius and eric shinseki are staying on. >>> this year's deadly flu outbreak is worsening nationwide. the flu is so bad in boston the city has declared a public health emergency. free vaccinations are now being offered. ines ferre has our report. >> reporter: the flu hasn't been this bad in boston for years, more than 700 cases have been confirmed so far and statewide 18 people have died. city health officials are preparing for it to get worse. >> in the last two weeks alone we've doubled our number. so if we continue this rate to see new cases, we'll have an explosion of flu in the city
. he could announce as early as today that he will nominate jack lew to head the treasury. he's white house chief of staff now and served as budget director during the obama administration and clinton administrations. he would succeed timothy geithner who announced plans to step down at the end of the month. >>> president obama's already got another cab debtnition to fill. labor secretary hilda solis submitted her resignation yesterday. she said she decided ton serve during the second term after talking with her family and close friends. solis will likely return home to california and run for a seat on the los angeles county board of supervisors. president obama calls her a tireless champion for working families. >>> five militants dead in yet another drone attack in pakistan. intelligence sources say the drone fired four missiles at a house near the pakistan/afghanistan border. several people were also injured there. it is the fifth drone strike in north waziristan this year. about 40 militants have been killed in strikes including a senior al qaeda commander. >>> afghan president ha
to nominate white house chief of staff jack lew as secretary of the treasury. he's known as a tough bargainer. some republicans complained that he has been too unyielding on negotiations. his signature will have to be emblazoned on u.s. dollar bills. but you might not be able to read it because his signature is notoriously illegible. >> virginia governor bob mcdonnell urged lawmakers to implement a long-lasting transportation reforms during his state of the commonwealth address. >> we must reform and invest in transportation and infrastructure or job growth and quality family time will suffer. >> he wants to scrap the gas tax and then increase virginia's sales tax to help raise money for transportation projects. he says road maintenance costs will rise nearly $140 million a year if lawmakers don't pass it. >> afghan president hamid karzai making the rounds in d.c. he's scheduled to meet today with defense secretary leon panetta and secretary of state clinton. wednesday he met with lawmakers on capitol hill and tomorrow he will meet with president obama to discuss the size of the future u.s. t
sebelius will be staying on. the president is expected to name jack lew as treasury secretary. he was the white house budget director during the clinton administration. >>> and if jack l he want w is named as secretary of the treasury, he might have to change his signature. very hard to read as you can see right there on the screen. but it will be on every u.s. bill. the current secretary, tim geithner, had to change his sixty to make it legible too. so they have to have some writing lessons before they become treasury secretary. >> you would think that somebody that high up would have a more legible signature than that. >> it looks like graffiti. >> a little scribble-scrabble. >>> jerry sandusky face as a new court hearing. what his lawyers plan to tell the judge today. >>> president obama is putting a symbolic twist on this year's inauguration. why you may want to pay close attention when he takes the oath of office. (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. whoo! you walk with friends, you meet new friends, and you ke
of staff, jack lew, to be treasury secretary. >>> last night, hilda solis resigned shchlt resigned. she is expected to leave her post this month. >>> when you hear the boss, the first person you think of is bruce springsteen. not "time" magazine who have chris christie on their cover. here is how he reported. >> i am reporting "time" magazine to the anti-italian defamation league. look at that thing. come on. >> it makes you look like tony soprano. >> i can't wait for that to come home for my kids to see it. >> kristy poking a little fun about his latest turn in the spotlight. jim acosta explains, kristy's blunt style sometimes put the rec can powerhouse at odds with members of his own party. >> from making the rounds on the morning talk shows to landed on the cover of "time" magazine and dubbed the boss, chris christie just might be the next big thing for a republican party that's shrinking in stature. the new jersey governor never seems to be at a loss for words when it comes to giving the gop some straight talk. >> we have lost two elections in a row. we need to be thinking about doi
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